Sunday, September 16, 2012

Baby Quilt Is Started!

Lately I've been purchasing most of my quilting fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I just love the variety that they have, the prices aren't bad and to be quite honest I like being able to look at a bunch of different fabrics without having to wander all over a store carrying bolts with me!  I've bought fabric from there twice now and they ship it pretty quickly and it comes packaged so nice!

I'm making this quilt for my supervisor's baby and was told that his wife prefers greens to the typical blues for a baby boy.  I was having trouble finding the right green and then I found this!

It's perfect for a baby boy!!

This is part of the Backyard Baby collection by Michael Miller.  I found a pattern for a Dutch Windmill block quilt that I'm using.  The book has various prints used for the windmill's but I've decided to only use the print above for all the block on a white background.

There are 4 corner windmills that I'm going to do in a solid green that will also make up the binding and the backing.  Here are all the fabrics together:

I have just started cutting everything and I need to hustle so I can have it finished by March when his baby is due. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Works In Progress

I am currently working on four different things.  The oldest one I started in June 2010!!! Sad huh? I get bored and sidetracked easily.  Not a good combo when you want to eventually finish something. LOL  I tend to work exclusively on one thing for a couple of weeks and then I'll work on something else for a few weeks, etc.  Eventually I finish but it always seems to take much longer than it should.  It also doesn't help that I work full time and go to school part time, it all interferes with my craft time!! :)

So here is a list of what I have going on right now (from oldest to most recent):

1. Jim Morrison Project
2. Victory Garden Quilt
3. Orchid Dollhouse
4. Baby Quilt

Monday, September 3, 2012

Greenleaf Orchid

I've always had a love for miniatures.  For Christmas one year I got a huge dollhouse and it was just amazing!  My parents made it for me and at the time I didn't appreciate how much time and effort they put into not only building it but also keeping it hidden until Christmas day.

As a teenager I built a small dollhouse and fully decorated it.  I had both of them for years until they were finally sold because they took up so much room.  After seeing some really nice dollhouses on Pinterest (a house by Rik Pierce...freaking amazing!) I decided to buy an inexpensive, small house that me and the kids could work on together.

I ended up with the Orchid by Greenleaf.  It's very small, and the kit was $29 at Hobby Lobby. I plan on adding to this kit and so I'm not sure it will look much like the picture when finished.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jim Morrison Project - Almost Halfway

I've been working on Jim since June 2010.  He is an immense cross-stitch project that is made up of 23 different colors and will have a total of 38,416 stitches!! I knew that this was going to take me a really long time and honestly I wasn't sure how it would turn out.  But now that I'm almost halfway there I am extremely happy with it!

Here is where I'm at now...

Victory Garden Quilt - Cutting & Piecing

I've decided that I must have ADD when it comes to crafts.  I can't seem to work on just one thing at a time. I function best when I have 4-5 projects going on at once!

So in the last two weeks I've finally finished cutting all 15 fabrics into strips of various sizes.